Mar 03 AT 11:29 AM Clark Wimberly 8 Comments

Mobile developer in Austin for SXSW? Come one, come all, this is last call!

We’re almost a week from the start of SXSW Interactive- but more importantly we’re drawing near to one of the most epic Android parties of all time. Team Android at SXSW is shaping up to be THE Android event in Austin this year, and I’m not just saying that because we’re hosting it. Over 3500 of you have already signed up on the Eventbrite page, a number that still has us reeling.

For those not familiar, Team Android at SXSW will feature device demos, product giveaways, open bar, free food- and here’s the part that matters to you developers- an on-stage app contest. We’re looking for ten apps to take the stage for rapid-fire pitches ending in a live crowd vote to name the Team Android Choice Award – Best Android App SXSW 2011. It’s a mouthful, I know, but it’s a title that will remind you how awesome it was to be selected by your peers through a night of extreme revelry. Plus you get a trophy.

If you’d like to participate, the deadline for entry is tomorrow, March 4, 12pm CST. In the afternoon, we’ll make a post announcing the ten finalists. This is your last chance to get your app on stage in front of a packed house of Android early adopters and key influencers. To enter, simply fill out the entry form linked below:

Event info

Team Android at SXSW will take place on March 13, a Sunday night, with doors opening at 7PM. The app contest will start at 7:30 with demos and solid partying to follow. The bash is taking place at Lustre Pearl, one of the finest damn bars Austin has to offer. The party is open to the public but is currently extremely waitlisted, but we’ve got the bar til close and plan on going all night. A savvy SXSW’er should be able to find a way in during the course of the night.

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For those of you not able to make it out to Austin, we’ve got Streamly.TV broadcasting the entire event online. Aaron and Jake and the rest of the crew will be on hand all night to make sure those of you joining us digitally have a front row seat to all the action. On top of that, we’ve got the fine blogs IntoMobile and Netbooknews joining us to help cover all our blogging bases.

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  • http://Website Mike

    3500!? So even if we signed up on the first day, we might not get in? What’s the capacity for Lustre Pearl?

    • Clark Wimberly

      We’re still working out the exact details but we are planning on letting the ticket holders in first. The event won’t open to the general public until a certain amount of time has passed to allow the ticket holders a fair chance at getting in.

      Best bet would still be to arrive fairly early.

      • http://Website adryan

        thats exactly what im going to do. Fortuantely i only live an hour away from austin. so i plan to be there a hour early

        • Clark Wimberly

          If you’re driving in early, you should have a decent shot at parking in the lot right across the street. I’m sure it will fill up at some point, but just on the other side of Driskill St is a huge lot that usually does $5 parking (though I’d imagine they might raise it during SXSW). Worth a try, at least. It’s where I usually park when I’m in the area.

      • http://Website adryan

        i say keep out the public all together. OR OR have some kind of test to let you in. Like ask a question DO YOU KNOW WHAT A CUSTOM RECOVERY IS. OR DO YOU KNOW WHAT CYANOGENMOD is. JK JK

  • http://Website adryan

    i signed up the first day and i got my tickets. man good thing crowds dont bother me cause that might an issue for some

  • http://Website Mike

    It’s not the crowds I’m worried about. It’s getting in. It sounds like they’ve provided way more tickets than can possibly get in.

    • Clark Wimberly

      Nope, we only gave tickets to a certain number, the rest are on a waitlist.